Now some people want to let him take over our moment of glory? Still, for many, the nation’s warm embrace of in times like these: “This is a big, screaming deal for the political moment we’re going through in America right now, a moment colored in part by open disdain for Mexico and its people by our government.”Crump even uses the movie to take a poke at Trump’s fantastical border (“has nothing to do with The Wall, though in its own way it is about borders, being the border between the realms of the living and the dead”).But he concludes that the content of the film isn’t as important as the fact that it exists in the first place.”The latest evidence of this unhealthy Latino obsession with Trump comes from an unexpected source: the reaction to the hit new film is about a 12-year-old Mexican boy named Miguel who wants to be a musician despite his family’s objection.When an accident takes him to the “other side,” he meets his ancestors and connects with his past.That is, too many of us can’t stop making everything about Trump.When something bad happens to our community, we say, “It’s Trump’s fault.” When something good happens, we say, “Well, that’ll show Trump!
You see, there’s an uncomfortable truth that my people—mi gente—are not quite ready to accept: The 45th president lives rent free in the minds of the nation’s largest minority.
(“Just by being what it is—a top-down cross-cultural creative collaboration about an important Mexican holiday—sends precisely the message it needs to.”)Garcia Bernal shares that sentiment, and he put an even finer point on it by focusing on the next generation of Mexicans living in the United States.
“I want to dedicate this film to all the children who have ancestors from Mexico and Latin America,” he told a reporter.
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